WyoFile requested the Y Cross Ranch Memorandum of Agreement from a court clerk after the University of Wyoming Fdn. declined to release it.
The recent sale of the Y Cross ranch by foundations of the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University reveals current priorities at both institutions.
UW professor says two university foundations didn’t try hard enough to meet the donor’s intentions for the ranch to be used for university research and instruction.
Berry told WyoFile that it was he who’d made an offer to buy the Y Cross ranch, and that he’d done so without any outside investors or partners.
The UW Foundation would raise $100M in matching donations for the $200M initiative, and play a key role in choosing the endowed chairs.